‘Am I a poor lover, am I ugly?’ Eric Clapton letters reveal details of George Harrison love triangle

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Auction of items owned by Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of Harrison then Clapton, reveals passionate overtures from rock star

Deeply heartfelt and revealing letters from Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd while she was married to George Harrison are to be sold at auction, laying bare one of rock’s most notorious love triangles.

Boyd was a model and an icon of swinging London in the 1960s, marrying Harrison in 1966 after meeting him on the set of Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night – she claimed he wrote the Beatles ballad Something about her, though he later denied it. Towards the end of the decade Harrison and Clapton began writing music together, and Clapton became besotted with Boyd.

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